Friday, May 11, 2007

Babies, Dogs (sort of) and the Random 10 + 1

Today's lunch menu will be hot dogs, tater tots and juice...

......................................................... and Brussels sprouts.

This second appearance by my great nephew Calvin (son of my pretty darn good nephew Josh) leads us into this Friday's Random 10 + 1.

Chopin: #1 Opus 64, (Minute) Claudio Arrau
Ekoleya Angelique Kidjo
Parisotti: Se Tu M’Ami Cecilia Bartoli
I’ll Wear It Proudly Elvis Costello
Police & Thieves Junior Murvin
Trail of Tears Nick Lowe
No Thugs In Our House XTC
Dust My Broom Elmore James
I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
Flyswatter Blues Lyle Lovett
and the bonus
Somebody Stole My Dog Rufus Thomas

The (somewhat) obscure artists explained.

Angelique Kidjo is a great African dance music pop artist.

Junior Murvin's version of Police and Thieves is from the Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels soundtrack album, though some may know the cover version by The Clash.

Elmore James explained to the world why it's good for a guitar to be REALLY GOD DAMNED LOUD!!!!!!!

Rufus Thomas was a DJ who recorded Do The Dog and decided to make a career recording follow up novelty tunes. His daughter Carla Thomas was also a major star on Stax/Volt, the Memphis soul record label.

The others aren't obscure. If you don't know them, it's your fault.

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